The iOS 8.3 software update from Apple last week disables the location services provided by several Bluetooth GPS receivers. For now we strongly recommend holding off on updating the iOS software on your iPhone or iPad until Apple issues another update.
The latest update to ForeFlight adds 3 helpful new features: over 1600 new custom airport diagrams, FBO locations on taxiway diagrams and a new setting for large airplane operators to configure when the ownship is displayed on moving maps.
Appareo, the developer behind the popular Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver, released more details today on their new Stratus ESG 1090ES transponder. This affordable device includes a WAAS GPS, is designed to be simple to install, and connects directly to the Stratus 2 portable receiver for an improved user experience in the cockpit.
We sometimes get asked about the best Android package to fly with, and it's a fair question. Unlike Apple, the choices for Android hardware are vast, with dozens of manufacturers offering tablets across a wide range of prices. So, which is the best tablet, app and accessory?
The problem with most cases (and the reason many pilots don't use one) is that most are so big and bulky that they either don't work with mounting systems or they require an even bulkier mount. But we've recently been flying with an iPad case that may solve the dilemma.